Tesco Ireland announced today it will create 1,150 new roles to support business operations in the run up to Christmas 2020.
Of these roles, 450 are full-time permanent roles available nationwide with 120 of them in Cork. Furthermore, 700 temporary roles are being created to assist with a safe and easy shopping trip during the Christmas trading period.
Tesco is one of the country’s largest private sector employers with over 13,000 colleagues. The latest jobs are in addition to the 1,000 already created since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new roles will be available in many areas of the business including assembly and fulfilment of customer orders for online delivery, drivers to deliver them, customer assistants, plus a variety of other roles in stores across the country. Tesco says additional hours are also being shared among long-standing staff to help the handling of COVID-19 and Christmas trading.
An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin joined Tesco employees in Douglas, Cork today, he said, "Tesco’s latest recruitment drive provides much needed good news in challenging times. I would like to thank Tesco staff and all other retail workers who have kept our shops open during the Covid-19 pandemic. They are playing a vital role in ensuring people have access to essential supplies in a safe environment."
CEO at Tesco Ireland added, "Since the start of this pandemic, our colleagues have risen to the challenge to continue to serve our customers and communities. We are pleased to be able to add these roles at this challenging time. We look forward to welcoming these new team members who will enjoy good careers in a dynamic retail industry."